Gospel Implications

Gospel Implications For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.—Titus 2:11-12 The fact is that the New Testament message embraces a great deal more than an offer of free pardon. It…

Man-centered Christianity

Man-centered Christianity Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.—1 Chronicles 29:11 Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to…

Times of Extraordinary Crisis

Times of Extraordinary Crisis So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 Let a flood or a fire hit a…

At Ease While the World Burns

At Ease While the World Burns Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.—2 Corinthians 5:20 The fall of man has created a perpetual crisis. It will last until sin has been put down and Christ reigns over a…

The Desperate Personal Search

The Desperate Personal Search Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.—Matthew 5:16 The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search throughout his lifetime. He does not really know…

Not Willing to Take Contempt

Not Willing to Take Contempt But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 We are 20th…

God is Depending on Us

God is Depending on Us Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him love…. —Ephesians 1:4 Sin is a disease. It is lawlessness. It is rebellion. It is transgression—but it is also a wasting of the most precious of all…

Sovereign Obligation

Sovereign Obligation I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. —Romans 1:14,15 That is why I say that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is something more…

Acquaint Thyself with God

Acquaint Thyself with God Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. —Psalm 24:9-10 When viewed from the perspective of eternity, the most critical need…

Spiritually Worthy

Spiritually Worthy And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “Which,” He said, “you have heard from Me.” —Acts 1:4 The task of the church is twofold: to spread Christianity throughout the world and to make sure that the Christianity…